2014 ANNUAL REPORT

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IRENE: PARENT

DENEEN: SUPERVISOR

Irene gave rides to her daughter and another intern throughout

summer training, and continues to drop her daughter off at

Target headquarters each day. “I want my kids to get a good

education and have a better life. I want them to know that

I am supporting them, because then they will go further.”

— Irene, parent of Angelina, Class of 2015

THE POWER OF

COMMUNITY

A city is a location. A community is a home, a place where individuals are

valued and opportunity is available to all. Through Genesys Works, interns can

draw on the support of family, workplace colleagues, school staff, and program

coordinators, while providing service to corporate employers. Together, we are

building a community where low-income youth matter, contribute, and belong.

To our interns’ many supporters: we thank you.

“I made meeting with Kalila on a regular basis a priority.

I’ve really enjoyed working directly with her, and learning

about her family, her interests, and her culture. I wouldn’t

be surprised if Kalila became a supervisor one day and

had a Genesys Works intern assigned to her as well!”

— Deneen, supervisor at Ameriprise Financial

“I enjoy witnessing a student

have that ‘ah-ha’ moment of

‘I can do this,’ or ‘The vision

I have is possible to achieve.’

It is pretty amazing to be a

part of a student’s journey

in discovering what they

want for their future.”

— Jayden, Genesys Works

program coordinator

JAYDEN:

PROGRAM

COORDINATOR

Photos: Hai Ngo

JERRY:

TEACHER

“My hope is that the students realize they can make

a difference in their own lives and in the lives of others.

They can bring that enthusiasm and professionalism wherever

they go and be leaders and inspire others to be their best.”

— Jerry, teacher and Genesys Works school champion

at Harding High School

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